Monday, August 26, 2013

Aug 19

Greetings from Jerome Idaho,

So I have been transferred!  I have moved from the middle of an alfalfa field to the middle of a corn field.  There are cows everywhere and is smells lovely.  My little greenie is all grown up and training this transfer back in Rupert.  She's only been out 9 weeks but she's awesome.  :)  I am now the oldest sister missionary in the mission.  Sister Buckhoff is so sweet and AMAZING!!!  I am follow up training Sister Harris (not Mister Harris) who has been out 6 weeks and is from Georgia.  We only cover 3 wards!!!  :D  A miracle!  I've never had less than 6 before!  

So I have left Rupert with four people with baptismal dates and about ten other investigators.  Not too shabby to have to work with.  Going to get to work in Jerome now.  We are invited to two ward councils out of three so it's a better ratio to start with.  
I vote for the east coast vacation.  Haven't been there yet.  Love Hawaii but I've at least seen it once in my life time.  :)  Sister Walker who is sitting next to me says Hawaii, the east coast is not that great, but Sister Harris is taking offense and says it is wonderful.  Don't know who to trust at the moment.  

So Sister Payton back in Rupert does not want to get baptized "LDS" because she already was baptized once by someone she considers a Saint.  Also, the ward has been so hostile because she is not baptized, has a tattoo and wears tank tops that they are now considering moving.  Her husband is in Sweden right now for work and all the co-workers that went over there with him were arrested for getting into a bar fight and trashing the place and may not make it back to the states.  But Brother Payton is a good guy and stayed out of a foreign jail.  :)  Sister Payton also just found out she is celiac and her daughter is now having seizures.  (wrong spelling?)  Life is going in a downward spiral for her.  She still lets us teach and reads from the Book of Mormon but is having a hard time with the "proper authority" concept.  

Hilarious though, she said she knows she is going to heaven but will be in time out for a few years because of the pranks she pulls on her mom.  :)  Putting yellow food coloring in the toilet and on the seat while leaving the seat up, not wearing the mandatory fuzzy socks to protect the hard wood floor when here mom is not looking and leaving footprints everywhere.  Funny stories.  :)

Well, I love you all.

Sister Nettles

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